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Black Lives Matter claims to be the voice for African Americans.
And they’re quick to scream and riot when criminals are killed by police.
But where is there outcry when a black police officer is slain in the line of duty?
Officer Tamarris Bohannon, a three year veteran of the St. Louis Police Department, officially died from a shot to the head sustained on Saturday.
Here’s the story from Fox News:
Tamarris L. Bohannon, the police officer in St. Louis who was shot in the head Saturday responding to a barricade situation, died from his injuries Sunday, investigators said.
The 29-year-old officer was survived by his wife and three children. His family penned a letter posted on Twitter by the police department that called him a “hero to many but most importantly to his loving wife and three incredible children.”
“The loss of this great man is felt deeply within the St. Louis community and we ask for your prayers and support in the days ahead,” the letter read.
Bohannon and another officer were shot when they responded to a shooting call in the Tower Grove South neighborhood around 6 p.m. on Saturday. A man had barricaded himself inside a home and fired at police.
The second officer, 30, who was shot in the leg, was treated and released after the shooting, St. Louis Police Department spokeswoman Officer Michelle Woodling said. The officer had been on the force for about six months.
The police department tweeted the following photo of a letter from Bohannon’s family:
As a tribute to Bohannon, police cars lined the streets following the announcement of his death:
Don't expect to hear anything from BLM on this one.
There will be no protests against criminals that harm cops.
No chants to "say his name."
The local Fox News station has more info on the story:
Investigators say as officers were looking for a possible shooting victim, the suspect shot Bohannon in the head and another officer in the leg.
We’re told the gunman fired from a home that he had entered through an unlocked front door.
The couple who lived there had the door unlocked because their pastor was coming over for dinner.
The couple left through the back of the home when the suspect came in a with a gun.
After the shooting there was a lengthy standoff between the suspect and police before the 43-year-old was arrested.
Police have not released the suspect’s name and official charges haven’t yet been filed.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department tweeted out a handwritten statement from officer Bohannon’s family.
It reads, in part, “He is a hero to many but most importantly to his loving wife and three incredible children. The loss of this great man is felt deeply within the St. Louis community, and we ask for your prayers and support in the days ahead.”
The St. Louis Police Department sent out a tweet reading, “It is with the heaviest of hearts that we report that our critically injured officer has died. We cannot express how much we appreciate the hospital staff who continuously treated both officers for their injuries. Thank you all for your continued thoughts & prayers!”
The St. Louis Police Officers Association is also remembering Bohannon.
That group sent out a statement reading in part, “Bo was described as a ‘difference-maker’ by those who knew him well. He sought to make a difference for all people in the community he served because they mattered. The unnecessary sacrifice of this dedicated public servant should be mourned by all because his life mattered.”